4FT COMPANION (BROWN)

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  • Provenance

    Toy One Company, Hong Kong
    Private collection, Asia
    Private collection
    Christie's, Hong Kong, March 23, 2017, lot 27
    Private collection, California
    Heritage Auction, Beverly Hills, November 30, 2017, lot 69069
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 103, p. 96 (another example exhibited)

  • Artist Bio

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. 

    Perhaps he is most known for his larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures that supplant the body of Mickey Mouse onto KAWS' own imagined creatures, often with 'x'-ed out eyes or ultra-animated features. However, KAWS also works frequently in neon and vivid paint, adding animation and depth to contemporary paintings filled with approachable imagination. There is mass appeal to KAWS, who exhibits globally and most frequently in Asia, Europe and the United States.  

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KAWS

4FT COMPANION (BROWN)

stamped with the artist's name and date “© KAWS..07” on the underside of the figure's right foot; further stamped with the date and fabricator “MEDICOM TOY 2007 MADE IN CHINA” on the underside of the figure's left foot
painted cast vinyl
49 x 22 x 14 in. (124.5 x 55.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Executed in 2007, this work is from an edition of 100 and is accompanied by the original box and a Certificate of Authenticity from Medicom Toy.

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Ten Monkeys and a Dolphin: Banksy & KAWS

New York Selling Exhibition 14 January-10 February 2020